OCLC at LIANZA: OCLC Breakfast Session
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Date: Tuesday, 14th October 2014
Time: 7:30am – 8:45am [New Zealand Daylight Time]
Location: Epsom Room 2, Level 4 of SkyCity Convention Centre
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Join OCLC for breakfast and an update on recent developments from the OCLC Cooperative. During the session OCLC will highlight progress with WorldShare® Management Services in the region. OCLC staff will present on recent implementations that highlight interoperability capabilities between the management, discovery, fulfilment, and authentication services provided by OCLC.
OCLC will showcase WorldCat® Discovery Services, a newly developed search interface for libraries holdings that are shared with Te Puna. Although the product is in beta, OCLC has already started working with New Zealand libraries, as this interface is provided at zero cost to Te Puna members and provides an easy way for libraries without an online catalogue to have a web presence for their catalogue. Of additional value to libraries using WorldCat Discovery Services and for those that go on to use the full discovery product (showing live availability and incorporating eResources), is that the service is available in several languages including Maori.
Staff will also give an update on other OCLC initiatives and future developments, including hosted EZproxy and CONTENTdm "quick start" for Te Puna members. OCLC staff presenting during the session include Susie Thorpe (Senior Product Manager, OCLC ANZ) and Angus Cook (Sales Consultant, OCLC ANZ).
WorldShare Management Services (WMS) offers a new approach to managing library workflows cooperatively, including integrated acquisitions, cataloguing, circulation, patron administration, and resource sharing and e-resource management. WMS services and applications eliminate traditional operational silos and deliver new efficiencies in library management, freeing libraries from the restrictions of local hardware and software to provide more time to focus on serving users and communities. Included with every WMS implementation is the discovery layer, WorldCat Discovery, a patron interface that empowers patrons from a single search to discover the broad range of resources including physical resources, eBooks, online services and digital objects that libraries now provide.
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